Across the United States, organized communities have stood up to utility corporations in rate cases and notched major wins. By intervening to
Across the United States, organized communities have stood up to utility corporations in rate cases and notched major wins. By intervening to challenge utility rate hike proposals, organizers have gotten regulators to reduce rate hikes by as much as 90%, forced utilities to invest in energy efficiency measures, and restricted utility corporations’ spending on political influence.
The Power Lines 102 guide explores how rate cases – the quasi-judicial proceedings to set rates for publicly regulated utility monopolies – work, discusses the various players and interests that get involved in rate cases, and highlights different strategies and tactics that community organizations can employ to fight rate hikes and reclaim power from these influential corporations.
As part of the official launch of Power Lines 102, LittleSis is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, October 25 at 6pm ET with LittleSis researchers Aly Shaw and Rob Galbraith and a panel of advocates who have successfully organized rate case interventions and challenged utility power. You can register for the discussion here.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET